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Re: cvs co understands CVSROOT not understood by cvs up


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: cvs co understands CVSROOT not understood by cvs up
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 09:57:54 -0400
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Mark D. Baushke wrote:

> That is, at least one colon is required to disambiguate from a local
> pathname...


Only that, since local paths are not allowed, there's no logical
reason to require the colon.  In fact, if you had asked me before I
saw this test case, I probably would have told you that this was how
the code has been behaving for awhile.

- From a human point of view, the colon or @ (address@hidden/path) probably
looks considerably more reasonable, as it is harder to confuse the
CVSROOT with a relative path in other contexts, though I would note
that a colon is no part of the similar URL specs for HTTP or FTP where
a hostname and path are required.  Of course, the method is
technically a required part of those specs too.

Personally, in a case like this, I would favor the logical minimum
(host/path), since it does not actually exclude the nominally more
human readable form containing colons or other "odd" symbols.

Cheers,

Derek
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